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  • Ascension Parish not taking West Bank crime lightly Play Video

    July 24, 2013 11:29 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE- The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office is stepping up crime fighting efforts following a deadly shooting last week and an uptick in crime stats over the last few months. Deputies arrested several individuals last week, after an apparent innocent bystander was shot and killed following a fight. Now... more »
  • 2 West Bank parades to roll in New Orleans in 2014

    June 3, 2013 2:02 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Two Mardi Gras parade krewes that usually roll on the West Bank of the Mississippi River will parade along New Orleans' traditional uptown route in 2014. Longtime krewes Alla and Choctaw tell The Times-Picayune they're moving to the St. Charles Avenue route, leaving the krewes of Adonis,... more »
  • Proposal: West Bank Connector from BR to NO

    April 1, 2013 10:40 AM

    PORT ALLEN - Opinions vary among local and state officials whether or not a proposed "West Bank Connector" can get off the ground this legislative session. Wilfred Barry, president of the SJB Group, a Baton Rouge design firm, is working with six parishes on a plan that would bring an... more »
  • Obama: Israeli settlements not constructive

    March 21, 2013 9:41 AM

    RAMALLAH, West Bank - President Barack Obama says he's told Israel's leaders the U.S. does not consider settlement activity in the West Bank to be constructive or appropriate. He says the activity does not advance the cause of peace. Obama spoke at a news conference with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud... more »
  • Israeli-Palestinian clashes erupt in West Bank

    January 1, 2013 4:27 PM

    TAMOUN, West Bank - An arrest raid by undercover Israeli soldiers disguised as vegetable vendors ignited rare clashes in the northern West Bank and has left 10 Palestinians wounded. Israeli army raids into Palestinian areas to seize activists and militants are fairly common. The raids are normally coordinated with Palestinian... more »
  • Israel forging ahead after settlement plan backlash

    December 3, 2012 4:46 PM

    JERUSALEM - Israel is vowing to push ahead with the construction of thousands of new homes in West Bank settlements, despite a wave of condemnations from the U.S. and Europe. Last week's U.N. decision to recognize a Palestinian state may be fueling a tougher stand around the world against Israeli... more »
  • Palestinians celebrate UN statehood vote

    November 29, 2012 4:23 PM

    RAMALLAH, West Bank - Palestinians have erupted in wild cheers, hugging each other and honking car horns after the United Nations voted to grant them, at least formally, what they have long yearned for - a state of their own. In the central celebration in the West Bank city of... more »
  • Super bowl: float, route change for Mardi Gras parade

    July 2, 2012 12:27 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Super Bowl is costing a Mardi Gras parade krewe on New Orleans' west bank its usual floats and its usual route. There won't be any Carnival parades during Super Bowl weekend. That's the weekend The Krewe of Choctaw usually rolls. Krewe captain Chuck Favrot tells The... more »
  • Largest number of pilgrims in a decade visit Bethlehem

    December 25, 2010 9:36 AM

    BETHLEHEM, West Bank - The largest number of pilgrims in a decade gathered in Bethlehem to celebrate Christmas, with tens of thousands flocking to the Church of the Nativity, built on the site where tradition holds Jesus was born, for prayers Saturday morning. Israeli military officials, who coordinate movement in... more »
  • Corps to raise part of Mississippi River levee

    November 30, 2010 8:41 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Army Corps of Engineers wants to raise a stretch of levee on the Mississippi River to defend the West Bank of the New Orleans area from hurricanes. The corps is proposing to raise about 15 miles of levee between English Turn and Oakville, a community... more »
  • State opens 2 mental health clinics for youth

    March 11, 2010 12:46 PM

    About a half-year after it closed a youth mental hospital in New Orleans, Louisiana's health department has opened two outpatient mental health clinics for children, adolescents and their families in the city. At a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday, State Health and Hospitals Secretary Alan Levine said the openings mark a... more »
  • Mardi Gras parade schedules

    February 16, 2010 5:27 AM

    Baton Rouge Running of the Beauregard Bull, Noon - Old Governor's Mansion New Roads Community Center Carnival Parade, 11 a.m. The New Roads Lions Carnival Parade, 1:30pm Orleans Zulu - uptown, 8:15 a.m. Rex - uptown, 10 a.m. Elks orleans - uptown - after Rex Crescent City - uptown -... more »
  • Corps to shrink pump project on N.O. West Bank

    November 30, 2009 10:55 AM

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said the cost of a $1 billion pump-and-floodgate project on the western side of New Orleans is rising, forcing the agency to consider cutting up to $300 million in work. The Corps said it may reduce the number of pumps from 13 to... more »

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